Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc., Port Orange, Fla., recently announced two25-year employee anniversaries. Johnny Britt, Gulf Coast region manager, andBarry Nelder, sales representative, Goldsboro, N.C., have both served ThompsonPump in key positions over the years.

In 1981, Nelder left a fellow competitor to join Thompson Pump as asalesperson. Nelder served as a sales representative in West Palm Beach, Fla.,and the tri-state area of Delmarva for four years, before moving to NorthCarolina in 1985. Nelder received three Salesman of the Year honors in 1990,1995 and 1998 during his 21 years in this location and currently serves morethan 100 customers in his Southeastern North Carolina territory.

Britt began his career with Thompson Pump working in the yard in Florence,Miss., and was quickly promoted to parts clerk, then service mechanic, headmechanic, service manager, operations manager, and then general manager. Asgeneral manager, he earned Branch Manager of the Year honors in 1997. In 2002,Britt was again promoted, this time to Gulf Coast region manager. He currentlyoversees four branch locations in Pensacola and Panama City, Fla., Baton Rouge,La., and Florence, Miss.

“I congratulate Barry Nelder and Johnny Britt on their 25th anniversary atThompson Pump,” said Bill Thompson, president, Thompson Pump. “Their consistentdedication to providing quality products and exemplary service to our customersare what make Thompson Pump the industry leader.”

Thompson Pump is an industry leader in the development of high qualityengine-powered portable pumps, ranging in size from 2 to 18 in., for use invaried applications in the areas of public works, municipalities, construction,agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations and water/wastewater. Thecompany sells and rents dewatering pumps including wet and dry prime trashpumps, sound attenuated models, diaphragm pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps,high pressure pumps and wellpoint pumps, as well as bypass systems, wellpointsystems and a complete line of pumping accessories.

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